Award winning jazz saxophonist to raise money for Saumarez Park Playground

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

AWARD winning UK jazz saxophonist, Simon Spillett, will be performing in Guernsey this summer to help raise money for the Saumarez Park Playground Appeal.

Simon Spillett is recognised as one of the most distinctive saxophonists on the UK jazz scene, appearing at famed venues such as Ronnie Scott’s club in London and at major jazz festivals from Birmingham to Brecon. He has recorded a number of critically celebrated albums and broadcasted with his own band on BBC Radio 3.

His album ‘Square One’ was voted among the Best New Jazz releases of 2013 in the Jazz Journal Critic’s Poll.

Simon’s performance, which will be supported by local jazz talent, is sponsored by Butterfield Bank.

“I’m delighted to make a return visit to Guernsey, especially to support a very worthy cause,” said Simon Spillett.

“The last time I came over I had a really great gig and received a very nice reception from the audiences I played to. It will be a great pleasure to again perform with some of the island’s best jazz players – I hope that jazz fans will have equal pleasure in listening to us.”

Sarah Winsall, Director of FOSPP said: “The Friends of Saumarez Park Playground LBG (“FOSPP”) are delighted to welcome the coruscating talent that is Simon Spillett to Guernsey.  As a result of thecontinued support of local companies, such as Butterfield, we are approaching half of our target of £500,000 needed for the spectacular new Island Playground.  “FOSPP” have already commenced Phase 1 and are currently working on the design of the second of the three phased redevelopment.”

The event is taking place on Saturday 9 August at the Duke of Richmond Hotel starting at 7pm.

Tickets cost £30 including a two course meal or £10 for a standing ticket. To book and for more information please contact Sarah Winsall on 07781 128341.

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